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(Originally by AOL-Files staff member Tau)

Around 9:30 A.M. Pacific time Friday an internal account with access to keyword KM was compromised by BMB. Keyword KM allows internal AOL employees to edit keywords and is one of the more secure areas on AOL. However, when BMB signed on the compromised internal account he had full access to edit, create, and delete keywords.

BMB hacked over 100 keywords including @LocalCL, ^52you, AOL, AOL-Files, AOLHelp, BMB, Buddy, Buddyview, CLHQ, FormTest, Help, MSF, News, and OpsSecJV. Keywords CLHQ, MSF, ^52you, and OpsSecJV, all staff keywords, redirected to Viowatch's Active X site. Keyword @LocalCL was changed to redirect to Viowatch's main site, www.3char.org/~viowatch.

Keywords Abcerase and FormTest, were unviewruled as well. Keyword Tom linked to private room Tom, and keyword Tom Hax0rs redirected to to an unviewruled form in the COSTeam area (Session central). The rest, which include keywords AOL, AOL-Files, AOLHelp, BMB, Buddy, BuddyView, Help, News, and Problems linked to www.fdo-files.com which contributed to the tremendous increase in hits the site received between 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Friday afternoon.

All of the keywords were repaired soon after BMB was bumped off of the compromised account.

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